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[Amateur Skating Champs]


Published ca. 1950s


National Rollerskating Championships get under way in Oakland Auditorium. Newsreel story.


Run time 1:19
Producer Universal-International Newsreel
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

Shotlist

National Rollerskating Championships get under way in Oakland Auditorium.
Lots of kids skating into room
Applause (dark)
VS skaters, alone, in pairs and in groups
Oblique shot of judges in white jackets sitting in line on stage (good but short)
Little girl in black suit skating, CU she smiles at camera
Crowds applaud



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Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - December 27, 2005
Subject: Before Olivia Newton-John came around.. Or, What would Brian Boitano do?
Fun little newsreel story here about a rollerskating championship! Back then of course, Rollerskating was peachy keen, everyone was doing it.. The skating competition, opened by a local beauty queen has skaters of all ages and sizes, and some of these performers are quite good, rivaling their adversaries on the ice.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - February 15, 2003
Subject: Amateur Skating Champs
Roller skating champs, that is. This brief newsreel clip shows the highlights of a roller skating contest, complete with beauty queen, child star, and romantic couples on wheels. Gives a brief glimpse of the roller skating craze of the 50s.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
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